Daily Thought 10.17.21

 
From: "Daily Thought" <dailythought@aa-alive.org>
Subject: Daily Thought 10.17.21
Date: October 17th 2021

AA Thought for the Day
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October 17, 2021
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Self-Restraint
Our first objective will be the development of self-restraint.
This carries a top priority rating. When we speak or act hastily
or rashly, the ability to be fair-minded and tolerant evaporates
on the spot. One unkind tirade or one willful snap judgment can
ruin our relation with another person for a whole day, or maybe
a whole year. Nothing pays off like restraint of tongue and pen.

- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Ten) p. 91 

Thought to Ponder
I want the gift of an untroubled mind.
 

AA-related 'Alconym'
C A L M  =  Cause Anger Left Me.

A Member Shares:
Hi all. Garth, alky. Sometimes still I insert foot in mouth instead of pausing and hurt someone's feelings and make myself look like a (practicing) alcoholic idiot. So I try to pause and ask for guidance. I like the idea of a harsh word is like a rock thrown into a still pond. The ripples go out and out and there is no knowing what damage they may or may not cause. But for sure you cannot take the ripples and rock back. Please and thank you grease the wheels of life.

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peyton

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